Articles about the world's history

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Some today don’t even know what the 4th of July means.

President Truman

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To many Americans younger than 50, this so called “Korean Conflict” may not be viewed as significant as the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In fact, this conflict was a global war.

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The Democrat Party in the Old South represented an entrenched and well-organized power structure that had perpetuated the sentiments of bigotry and hatred within their domain.

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SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2015 — Helen Keller was a deaf-blind American woman whose courageous journey began on June 27, 1880, and who continued...

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Although now not a widely known holiday, Juneteenth is a day to celebrate everyone’s freedom – not just for black Americans, but for all Americans.

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If one considers all the armies in history, or all the flags that have flown over those troops in battle, there are very few armies before the creation of the United States of America that could be associated with the concept of liberation and the fight for a foothold of freedom of a people.

"Battle of Badr" by Unknown - http://warfare.uphero.com/Persia/13-14C/Jami_al-Tawarikh-Mohammed_exhorting_his_family_before_the_battle_of_Badr-Khalili-Ms727-f66a.htm. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Badr.jpg#/media/File:Battle_of_Badr.jpg

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Had Muhammad lost the Battle of Badr in 624, the world would look very different today.

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D-Day was about ordinary soldiers, sailors, and airmen and countless others who offered their lives for a greater purpose - a greater good. It is a day worth remembering.

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President Kennedy was a visionary, someone who was able to instill optimism in the American people and unite them as a nation.

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The cause for which those Union soldiers gave the last full measure of their devotion was that this nation, under God, had a new birth of freedom.

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Move LIve Tour - Derek and Julianne Hough - Image Jacquie Kubin - Artist retains all copyright

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Images from the July 3, 2015 performance of Move with Julianne and Derek Hough taken at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA